Become a Big

In just a Few Hours a Month, you can impact a child’s future. By simply grabbing a slice of pizza, taking a trip to the library or to the park, you can make a difference in the life of a child.

What is a Big?

A ‘Big’ is a volunteer mentor who is matched in a one-to-one relationship with a child (‘Little’) in our program. A mentor is a friend, a supporter, a positive and consistent addition to the life of a Little. A Big Brother or Big Sister is not a replacement parent, a babysitter or a therapist.Children need someone to help share a different perspective on life and help them realize their endless potential.

Once a Big and a Little are matched, they are assigned a Case Manager who will oversee and monitor the match. Our staff will answer any questions, guide and assist with any issues or difficulties, and ensure that all parties are benefiting from the relationship. Additionally, BBBSLI provides training and support services for the duration of the match relationship.

For more information on becoming a Big, click HERE to view our “We Need You To Become A Mentor” brochure.

Join us at one of our Volunteer Information Session to have your questions about becoming a mentor answered! Click HERE for details on our upcoming sessions. 

For more information about enrolling your child to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, please submit your zip code in the box below and fill out our online form or contact our Enrollment Team at (516) 731-7880 ext. 212. We will get back to you with more information.

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